Our Team





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Feed the Babies Fund consists of a small team of dedicated and committed individuals focussed on achieving the objectives of the Fund.

The CEO, Dean Groenink, heads up the team. Dean manages the Fund along sound business principles, ensuring that all governance issues are complied with. He has been involved with Feed the Babies Fund since 2008 and was the architect behind the current projects run by the Fund. His hands-on approach results in a lot of time spent in the field gaining knowledge, insight and experience. This results in a thorough understanding of the needs of our beneficiaries and ensures that all beneficiary objectives of the Fund are met. He is ably supported by a team of passionate people.

The Project Team consists of Sibongile Groenink who is the Project Manager of the Early Childhood Development and Adopt-A-Crèche Projects. Sibo has been with Feed the Babies Fund since 2010 and manages the Fund’s projects, supervises the project staff and co-ordinates and conducts training programs in ECD, First Aid and Crèche Administration. The members of her Project Team are Field Officer Edwin Mkhize and Project Administrator Nobuhle Mathenjwa.

Nobuhle is in charge of all project administration and spends time in the field assisting with monitoring and evaluation. Edwin, who has been with the Fund since 2010, spends most of his time in the field ensuring that our beneficiaries’ needs are met and that our monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and complied with. He is also in charge of deliveries and collections.

The office manager at Feed the Babies Fund is Fazana Gowrisunker who joined us in 2015 with more than ten years’ prior experience in the NPO sector. She manages the general office and is also tasked with corporate fundraising and proposal submissions.

Sandy Davies; Marketing and Fundraising Manager; has been with Feed the Babies Fund since 2013. She runs the School’s fundraising project and is also responsible for marketing and media liaison, social media and the planning and organisation of fundraising events.

The Committee of Feed the Babies Fund is currently headed up by Chairman, Mr Greg Wallis. The full committee is as follows:

Chairman Mr Greg Wallis
Vice Chairman Mr Gary Weber
CEO Mr Dean Groenink
Treasurer Mr JL Du Plessis
Ex-Officio Mrs Makhosazane Princess Hadebe

Dr Narissa Ramdhani

Mrs Carina Herbst (Nutritionalist)